The thermal behavior of machine tools is widely considered as one of the most important impacts on the machining accuracy. Classic strategies to cope with negative thermal influences comprise conditioning the air in the manufacturing facility, part production at thermal steady state of machine tools and the cooling of their heat generating components. These measures consume significant additional energy and require expensive production equipment, facilities and operational costs. This motivates researchers and engineers in academia and industry all over the world to explore new methods for minimizing thermal errors with no additional costs and minimal ecological footprint.

On this path, better and faster computer models became key factors for correcting thermally induced errors in production or for compensating them through design measures and mechatronic equipment based on much better predictions of the thermal machine behavior. The ICTIMT 2023 at the Technische Universität Dresden features the current international state of the art on research and development in the field of thermal issues in milling machines and lathes with a special focus on model based correction and compensation methods.

The conference highlights research on thermal issues in machine tools, forming machines, industrial 3D printers and hybrid machines:

— Thermal interactions between workpiece, tool and machine
— Testing and simulation methods to identify thermal errors
— Reference workpieces and assessment
— Energy efficient compensation and correction of thermal errors
— Improving thermal robustness of machine tools through design modification
— Thermo-energetic optimization of machine tools

The ICTIMT 2023 will take place on March 21-23, 2023 and will be held at the Technische Universität Dresden. The program is highlighted by lab demonstrations of 12 years intense research by the DFG SFB/TR 96 community from Dresden, Aachen and Chemnitz.

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